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Mental Health services offered in North, Houston, TX

Without mental wellness, relating with others and the environment can be challenging. Board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and Doctor of Nursing Practice Lucas Egebe, PMHNP-BC, DNP, delivers expert mental health care with compassion at Houston Medical-Mental Health Clinic in Houston, Texas. Dr. Egebe has considerable expertise in helping people recover from depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions. Find out how he can help you by calling the office today. You can also schedule an in-person or telehealth appointment online.

Mental Health Q & A

What is mental health?

Mental health is all about your mind’s wellness. It concerns your emotional and psychological well-being and how your thought processes work.

Mental health problems can develop for numerous reasons. Experiencing abuse or other traumatic events and many of life’s major challenges, like losing a loved one, relationship breakups, and job loss, can act as a trigger for mental health issues.

You might be more likely to develop mental health problems if your family has a history of these conditions. It’s also possible for mental health disorders to develop from excessive stress. In all cases, the root of the problem is an imbalance of the chemicals in your brain that regulate mood.

What links physical and mental health?

Mental health and physical health go hand in hand, each affecting the other.

People with physical illnesses and problems like chronic pain are more likely to experience mental health problems. You can also develop symptoms of mental health disorders if you have a hormone imbalance.

Menopause, when women have lower levels of the female sex hormones estrogen and progesterone, often causes depression. Other hormonal disorders, like hypothyroidism, frequently cause depression too.

What are some common mental health conditions?

The mental health experts at Houston Medical-Mental Health Clinic treat a wide range of disorders, including:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety disorders

  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

  • Bipolar disorder

  • Substance abuse and addiction

They also treat behavioral disorders like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

What can I do if I have symptoms of a mental health problem?

If you’re experiencing any mental distress, the first step is to contact Houston Medical-Mental Health Clinic. One of the benefits of this combined service is that your provider can screen for issues like hormone imbalances that affect your mental health.

They have the knowledge and experience to diagnose and treat physical and mental health disorders. They also know you’re not crazy — it’s the brain chemicals that have gone wrong. Your provider has treatments to correct the chemical problems and bring you back to balance.

What mental health services might I need?

After performing a comprehensive assessment and tests, your provider at Houston Medical-Mental Health Clinic creates a treatment plan personalized to your needs. Treatments might include:

  • Counseling

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy

  • Psychotherapy (talk therapy)

  • Opioid addiction treatment

  • Medication

Medications can play a vital role in correcting chemical imbalances in your brain. However, for most people, the best results come from combining medication and talk therapy.

Whether your condition is mild, moderate, or severe, you can enjoy better mental health with support from Houston Medical-Mental Health Clinic. Call the office today or book an appointment online.

Houston Medical-Mental Health Clinic
✆ Phone (appointments): 346-270-5897
✆ Phone (general inquiries): 346-270-5897
Address: 2833 Spears RD, Suite C, Houston, TX 77067